I’m giving two live online workshops this fall! I’ve found that webinars are fun and can get us re-engaged with our writing. (To hear about all my online teaching–and other cool stuff–you can join my newsletter.)
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITERS CONFERENCE
Six Slippery Sins: Good advice that goes astray
Often what we think we know just isn’t true. “Common knowledge” about fiction can deaden our stories, including time-honored advice like start fast and get to the point in dialogue. We’ll take a fresh look at “vivid” descriptions, and how “showing” sadness can end up distancing a reader by “telling.” For writers at all levels, this class examines the deeper truths suggested by, or obscured by, fiction maxims.
Saturday, September 26 (Time to be announced.)
Click HERE to register for the PNWA Conference, one day or several.
(More class details to be posted soon on the PNWA website.)
WRITE ON THE SOUND CONFERENCE
Move Along, Folks: Pacing the novel
One agent who gets 10,000 pitches a month says that 95% of rejected manuscripts are paced too slowly. We can fix this! This pacing workshop is for beginning and intermediate-level novelists and exposes classic pacing mistakes, large and small. We’ll identify the dramatic underpinnings that give horsepower to a story’s unfolding and their use in structure and scene. We’ll also come away with on-the-page tools that can keep the wind in your story’s sails.
Saturday, October 3, 4:15 – 3:30
Click HERE to register for the Write on the Sound Conference, one day or several.